Loiter

Loi"ter

(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loitered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Loitering.] [D. leuteren to delay, loiter; cf; Prov. G. lottern to be louse, lotter louse, slack, unsettled, vagrant, OHG. lotar.] 1. To be slow in moving; to delay; to linger; to be dilatory; to spend time idly; to saunter; to lag behind.
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Sir John, you loiter here too long.
Shak.
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If we have loitered, let us quicken our pace.
Rogers.
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2. To wander as an idle vagrant. [Obs.] Spenser.

Syn. -- To linger; delay; lag; saunter; tarry.
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